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Stirred up dust in the barn can have an effect on the health of your horse
A lot of our equine companions spend a good part of the day confined to their stall. A horse that’s coughing, wheezing, and has nasal discharge might appear to have a cold, but could in fact be...
Be sure to remember your horses' hooves, warmth, and feeding regimens during cold weather.
A crooked road on the back of a horse led to a music career
Horses and music have always been a part of Jaida Dreyer's world. The up-and-coming country music artist was born in Canada, raised in several U.S. states, and is now living in Nashville,...
The right arena design and construction makes a huge difference for the safety of all involved
Building a horse arena gives you functional space for all kinds of equine activity.  The size you need depends on your discipline, but any solid, safe arena starts with good site preparation....
A living legend of the American West could be grazing in your pasture
Radio interview source: Dave Berg, Program Specialist, U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management   Listen to the radio mp3 or read below Wild horses running free across the...
Roughage should be number one feed source to create heat from the inside
Winter is right around the corner and it is time to think about maintaining horses through the winter, says Rebecca Bott, South Dakota State University Extension Equine Specialist. The ideal body...
Horses hate being cooped up with nothing to do
Radio interview source: Sue Loly, Large Animal Technical Supervisor, University of Minnesota Veterinary Medical Center   Listen to the radio mp3 or read below There are many reasons why a...
Dry weather can mean bacterial infection on the rise
Drought can mean dry skin and more insect bites for horses, and that can be trouble. Philip Johnson, a professor of equine medicine and surgery in the University of Missouri College of Veterinary...
New advancements in seed technologies maximize alfalfa use
Radio interview source: Randy Welch, Forage Agronomist, Croplangenetics Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below New technologies have emerged for production crops and machinery,...
Animal branding provides proof of ownership and risk management
Radio interview source: John Hall, Extension Beef Specialist, University of Idaho   Listen here to the radio story mp3 or read below Horse and cattle owners have branded their animals for...